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Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary Syderstone

Summer dawn at Syderstone © Jon Bunting

Saint Mary's is the parish church for the communities of Syderstone, Barmer, Blenheim Park and Wicken Green Village. Click here for How to Find Us.
The church is open every day of the year during daylight hours and vistors are always welcome. We've recently erected large signs on the Docking Road to make the church easier to find.
A historic round tower church of Norman origins in its present form, people have been coming to worship, meet together, celebrate Christmas, Lent, Easter and Harvest, be married, unite at christenings, and pay respect to family and friends at funerals, for around thirty generations.

Services at St Mary's

1st Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

2nd Sunday in month 11.00am Morning Worship (Worship Assistant)

3rd Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

4th Sunday in month 6.00pm Praise Service (Rector)

5th Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)


Evensong Barmer Sunday 4 June 2017 4.00pm


For occasional variations in the pattern of services, see the Calendar to the right.

Syderstone Open Gardens Sunday 25 June

Ten open gardens, ranging from the traditional to the quirky but all aiming to delight and inspire. All are welcome to this event in Syderstone and explore a range of open gardens, enjoy cream teas in the Village Hall from 2pm and browse plants, arts and crafts, books and bric-a-brac stalls. There will also be the opportunity to visit Syderstone's ancient round-tower church - a good place to stop for a moment of quiet reflection.

This annual event atrracts many new and repeat visitors all of whom comment on the friendly welcome they receive. We hope you may be free to join them this year and even take home some ideas for your own gardens! Please note that one of the gardens is accessed by steps.

Cost and booking: £3 per adult, accompanied under 12s free

Contact details: Dizzy Goff 01485 578527 d.goff@btinternet.com


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Statement of Inclusivity

Syderstone Parochial Church Council, which has the care of the parishioners of Barmer, Blenheim Park, Syderstone and Wicken Green, fully supports and accepts the ordination of both men and women as deacons, priests and bishops in the Church of England and in the wider Anglican Communion. As God welcomes us we welcome everyone to the family of our churches regardless of their age, physical ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.